Back in January, SDOT staff attended the North Beacon Hill Council meeting to talk about a proposal to rename Lander Festival Street to Roberto Maestas Festival Street. The NBHC approved the change and asked for SDOT to make it a formal, permanent change, rather than an “honorary” naming, as originally proposed.
On April 25th, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the naming of S Lander Street between 16th Ave S and 17th Ave S to S Roberto Maestas Festival Street. This is a special way for the city and his “beloved community” to pay tribute to Mr. Maestas, one of the founders of El Centro de la Raza, who was instrumental in the race and social movement in the Seattle area and beyond.
The unveiling of the newly named street is scheduled for August 28th during the Beacon Rocks!Celebration taking place from 1 – 5 p.m. El Centro de la Raza is working with local Seattle artists to add Latino flavor to the festivities. The Mariachi Seattle Azteca and Seattle Fandango Project will be performing.